Discover Nuevo Arenal

Nuevo Arenal is a small village surrounded by staggering beauty.  The privileged community overlooks the scenic shores of Lake Arenal in northern Costa Rica.  Rolling green hillsides sit as if placed for photographic backdrops.  Sleeping volcanoes lie in rest to the north and east.

Double rainbow over Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano
Scenes like this double rainbow over the lake and volcano are common in Nuevo Arenal!

The beauty of Nuevo Arenal is only rivaled by its people.  A stroll through town always yields smiles and waves from friendly neighbors.  Ever warm and welcoming, you’ll always feel at home.

Typical to Costa Rica, a Catholic church and soccer field create the town center.  Small mom & pop shops and restaurants line the downtown area. Small hotels, bed and breakfasts and international fusion restaurants are within a few minutes drive.

Nesting parrots at Lake Coter
Birdwatching is phenomenal in Nuevo Arenal!

There is no shortage of things to do in Nuevo Arenal.  Entrance is free to the public boat launch and picnic area at the lake.  The grounds are well-maintained and expansive.  You’ll always be able to find your own area to drop a line or enjoy the scenery.  Sunsets are amazing as the day fades away over the windmills and hills of the lake’s western shore.

Lake Arenal is a fantastic place for boating or fishing.  Wakeboarding, water skiing, jetskiing, and sailing are all popular on the lake.  Kayaking in the tranquil coves will provide an unforgettable experience with gorgeous scenery and the chance of observing exotic wildlife.  Windsurfers and kiteboarders can take advantage of the crosswinds on the windblown western shore.  Anglers will be delighted as they fish for Guapote and Machaca.  These energetic light line tropical fish species bite and fight similar to bass and are loads of fun to catch.

Discover Nuevo Arenal
It won’t take you long to discover pura vida at Nuevo Arenal! is an introduction to the wonders of Nuevo Arenal and surrounding communities on Lake Arenal’s north shore.  This is one of the most beautiful, yet often overlooked regions in Costa Rica.  It’s not for everybody.  You won’t find large all inclusive resorts or anything corporate for that matter.  But you will find an interesting, colorful and diverse community surrounded by raw natural beauty.  You’ll find a treasure trove of off the beaten path activities, yet easy access to some of the Costa Rica’s top attractions.  If this sounds like paradise to you, you just may discover pura vida in Nuevo Arenal!

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